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chinmyee

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Posted 03 November 2021 - 04:01 PM

We make tortillas (RTE low risk) at our facility and currently don't hold the product after we send it for testing in the lab  (We do not have an in-house lab). Our program says, we will recall the product if there are any positive results. This is not okay with a lot of auditors. We are a small facility and do not have space to hold the products that we send out for testing. Is there any alternative that anyone else follows for product testing?


Edited by Charles.C, 04 November 2021 - 05:39 AM.
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Posted 03 November 2021 - 06:04 PM

Do you test each and every batch?

 

Why?


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Posted 03 November 2021 - 06:26 PM

Do you test each and every batch?

 

Why?

No. We test once a month



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Posted 03 November 2021 - 07:53 PM

My Spidey senses are tingling.....



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Posted 04 November 2021 - 03:29 AM

Im not sure what standard / definition you are using for "hold/ release".   

 

a typical hold / release or positive release would require each batch is tested and "held" for results.  you are  not doing either.  

 

I would remove any mention of micro or the associated recall from your procedure.  are you required to have a micro hold / release by "someone"?

 

what makes a product acceptable to ship?   how do you ensure the product is acceptable  prior to shipping?  that is what your procedure should cover.  


Edited by kingstudruler1, 04 November 2021 - 03:31 AM.


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Posted 04 November 2021 - 05:52 AM

We make tortillas (RTE low risk) at our facility and currently don't hold the product after we send it for testing in the lab  (We do not have an in-house lab). Our program says, we will recall the product if there are any positive results. This is not okay with a lot of auditors. We are a small facility and do not have space to hold the products that we send out for testing. Is there any alternative that anyone else follows for product testing?

RTE IMEX is typically high risk.

I'm surprised any SQF auditor would interpret the above as "hold and release".

 

 

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Charles.C


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Posted 04 November 2021 - 04:34 PM

Not familiar with process of tortilla making but what would be your CCP?  My product is low risk but our "product release policy" is "hold be exception" meaning if the CCP is maintained throughout the process and documented we only retain product that CCP was not met for further testing.  






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